The Rudolf Augstein Foundation is a non-profit and independent foundation under civil law. We commemorate one of the most important German journalists of the 20th century; through our foundationās work, the concerns that motivated our namesake and thought leader Rudolf Augstein can continue to be addressed into the future.
We do this by encouraging critical and independent journalism, improving the starting and development opportunities of disadvantaged children and young people, and enabling artistic experiments.
The philanthropic initiative Civitates grands almost 2.5 Million Euro to 11 independent public-interest journalism organisations in 8 European countries. The financial support is for a period of 3 years and meant for the general operating of news organisations, as well as for their organisational strengthening. The Rudolf Augstein Foundation has co-initiated the fund under Civitates to enhance independent public-interest journalism organisations across Europe – a key roll for democracy.
You can submit an application at any time in any of our three funding areas. For art projects there are fixed submission deadlines; in this case, your application will be considered for the upcoming submission deadline, that will probably be 1st December 2020. All important information can be found here.